Traxx – Passage (tHe dAnCe TunneL SeLeCtion)

A segment from Passage, a party at Danny’s in Chicago curated and programmed musically by Traxx on the last Wednesday of every month. Passage focuses on the new wave/new beat era with a personal collection of music fashioned to alleviate your senses discovering different outtakes and unknown songs from far off countries.

Traxx – Passage (tHe dAnCe TunneL SeLeCtion)

EchoDroides – Glowing In The Dark [KODE07]

EchoDroides is a collaboration between Chicago natives Frank De La Mora & Miguel Martin. Their sound can be described as a trip through space with analog synthesizers and drum machines. They came together in 2011 first working on remixes then shortly after decided to work on original material. Their music has been featured in TV shows, movies, promotional videos from Peugeot, fashion labels and the Ubisoft video game, Watch Dogs. For this special and limited release they re-created a track from 80s US studio project, Experimental Products, – paying tribute to “Glowing In The Dark” original and an instrumental. “Experimental Products has always been a massive influence on us from the very 1st time we heard them back in the 80s. Glowing in the Dark, in particular changed everything for us. Mark Wilde and Michael Gross were way ahead of their time. We wanted to pay tribute to them by re-creating this song from scratch.”

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EchoDroides – Glowing In The Dark [KODE07]

D’Marc Cantu / Black Meteoric Star – Split Concept [KODE02]

A split release on Nation’s sublabel, Kode. Two exclusive tracks from Black Meteoric Star and D’Marc Cantu. D’Marc Cantu’s RDDS is an abstract production where Hip Hop Meets electronix. A rare, unique document of class and sickness. Black Meteoric Star closes the release with an homage to a legendary NYC neo film… recorded live at the Capriccio x Nation EE9 party on 25 March 2016.

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D’Marc Cantu / Black Meteoric Star – Split Concept [KODE02]

Transformation / Beau Wanzer – Kozmik / Orbit [KODE05]

A split release on Nation’s sublabel, Kode. Two exclusive tracks from Transformation & Beau Wanzer. Transformation’s 2nd document of their time in the makeshift studio for another 15 minute psychedelic slo-trip continuing steps in creativity, gaining access to various pieces of musical equipment, hitting the garage, practicing and recording in hopes of making it, entitled “Sketch 4”. Over the past year Beau Wanzer’s output has been fueled by deformed synths, grim vocals, and hard hitting drums more suited for dungeon dance floors than heady home listenings. For his next release he offers an icy subdued drum machine workout. ‘Oklahoma 3’ was recorded in the winter of 2009 while visiting his parent’s house over the holidays. A combination of Roland drum machines, sampled jazz tones, and ambient atmospheres the track sets a tone for a bleak winter in the countryside.

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Transformation / Beau Wanzer – Kozmik / Orbit [KODE05]

Traxx – Demented – Fluids of Acid Adrenaline, Uncontrolled with Endless Effects

For the next episode we present an acidic journey through the familiar, yet unfamiliar realms of the uncanny. A special 2 hour and 42 minute presentation of psychedelia that recalls the dark corners of warehouse parties of a forgotten era, while at the same time, striking to the current core of modern jakbeat aesthetics. Further mind altering experiences are provoked and amplified by a delay pedal that runs its course from beginning to end, while making no apologies for its audible presence. And without further adieu, we present “Demented – Fluids of Acid Adrenaline, Uncontrolled with Endless Effects”, a sound painting by, Traxx.

Traxx – Demented – Fluids of Acid Adrenaline, Uncontrolled with Endless Effects

D’Marc Cantu – Homefront: Document 1 [KODE003]

The 1st document in a 2 part project from D’Marc Cantu. Drops summer 2017 on Nation’s, sublabel Kode. Exemplary productions from the early years. Nation are greatly honored and excited to release and present these timeless gems of Jakbeat on a 1-time very limited pressing.

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D’Marc Cantu – Homefront: Document 1 [KODE003]